Claims about turkeys

You know, turkeys sound a lot like aliens, if you just name them part by part.

“Anatomical structures on the head and throat of a domestic turkey. 1. Caruncles, 2. Snood, 3. Wattle (Dewlap), 4. Major caruncle, 5. Beard”

That is from Jackson Stone.

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Jackson Stone is likely not old enough to have his own wattles at this point, due to an undoubtedly still firm jowl. Though as he ages, he might grow a beard to hide turning into an alien.

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claims about turkeys that are washington judges named sullivan.
this case started crooked and it is still crooked
https://news.yahoo.com/u-judge-hearing-flynn-case-051947928.html

Obama was afraid of Flynn. He believed that Flynn knew of or suspected Obama's anti-American treachery with the CIA and NSA and in his new position in the Trump presidency would expose Obama's treason. So he engineered the fake charges and continues to keep Flynn on defense so that the truth of Obama's legacy is not exposed. The DC swamp supports this coverup.

in a cage fight with Sidney Powell vs. the deep state
we would be laying our money down on Sidney Powell

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Because while a turkey's cloaca is more than a bit alien to a mammal, the Latin root is a fairly accurate (though certainly not appetizing) descriptive term.

As someone who's studied biology and taxonomy, it's always amusing to hear people complain about how weird biology words are. The realty is that they're either 1) derived from colloquial terms that are quite common in some other culture, or 2) Greek/Latinized descriptive terms. I joke that people say "This is a really complicated term!" and the term, when translated into English, means something like "bony knob on the left".

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Many would be mildly surprised to witness a flock of wild turkeys sleeping in trees or flying about like ugly extra terrestrials looking for acorns.

Indeed. Hard to reconcile wild birds with the plastic wrapped butterball beast

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Many would be mildly surprised to witness a flock of wild turkeys sleeping in trees or flying about like ugly extra terrestrials looking for acorns.

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They aren't part of the head and threat but the "nubbins" is an interesting word for part of the turkey's anatomy. I first heard the word used by Julia Child as she prepared the bird for the oven.

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these sound like victorian insults

+1

Caruncle sounds like a slightly sleazy used-autos website

Would you buy a car for CarUncle?

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What is the Straussian meaning of this post?

Tyler prefers ostriches.

Puffins!

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There's an episode of Dr. Who featuring an alien race called the Snood. They have snoods.

the snood
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could keep one out of up to one year! in a colorado jail for violating
the local mask laws. seems a little harsh if the goal is mass de-incarceration

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...and according to R. Crumb there's a subspecies of nerd called the snoid, which is an even better word than snood.

& noid- was a 80s dominos pizza masked meme zombie
culturally appropriated from r. crumb

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Well, whatever you do, don't throw them out of a helicopter

Not the turkeys, no

+1

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I remember the episode - on WKRP. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGFtV6-ALoQ

Quoting from memory, so I might have the wording slightly wrong: "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly".

"And then the turkeys ... seemed to counterattack."

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGFtV6-ALoQ

No millennial will understand why that is funny.

It’s not

That explains a lot

Yes, I’m not a Boomer.

WKRP was not made for a boomer demographic - unless you consider people like Obama boomers.

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Maybe humor skipped the millenials by? Both of my younger than millenial kids considered that hilarious when they first saw it on youtube a couple of years ago. Both also found the scene where the fingers are sliced off by the boomerang in Road Warrior hilarious too. Perhaps it is their appreciation of early 80s entertainment that is unusual. Night of the Comet remains a reliable favorite, as they like pointing out that daddy should have gotten them Uzis.

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See also @BirdPerHour:

https://twitter.com/BirdPerHour?s=09

I guess birds center on a small brown median, but with quite large variation.

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Another piece to the Navy UFO puzzle, I'm sure.

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MR digging really deep today.

Beats reality.

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For truly alien life, my vote goes to Echinodermata (unless we include the Ediacaran fauna, but they're all sadly extinct). There are a number of traits that are just plain weird. Oddly, in development the anus forms before the mouth, just like in chordates, which suggests that we're more closely related to them than we are to, say, arthropods, which appear more normal and relatable to most people (though Callianasidae are just creepy).

As a paleontologist, my favorite weird anatomical term is the thagomizer. You just can't beat an entire science going "We like Far Side, so let's name this weird piece of anatomy after one of its strips." I occasionally get funny looks when using the term in museums, which makes me enjoy it even more!

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I had to look it up, but yes "thagomizer" beats all of these other terms!

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